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Doxil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- How is doxorubicin liposomal given (Doxil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Doxil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Doxil)?
- What should I avoid while using doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What other drugs will affect doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Doxil)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your doxorubicin liposomal injection.
What happens if I overdose (Doxil)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid while using doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using doxorubicin liposomal. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), rotavirus, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), zoster (shingles), and nasal flu (influenza) vaccine.
Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.
What other drugs will affect doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with doxorubicin liposomal, especially:
- cyclophosphamide; or
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with doxorubicin liposomal, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about doxorubicin liposomal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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